Welcome to ACCG

ACCG is an informal, community-based group of diverse stakeholders that works to create fire-safe communities, healthy forests and watersheds, and sustainable local economies.

Upcoming ACCG Meetings & Events

Oct
18
Wed
9:30 am ACCG General Meeting @ West Point -- Veterans' Hall
ACCG General Meeting @ West Point -- Veterans' Hall
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oct
25
Wed
9:00 am ACCG Planning Meeting and Field ... @ USFS Amador Office
ACCG Planning Meeting and Field ... @ USFS Amador Office
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Office meeting (0900-1100) followed by field trip.  Please join us for possibly our last field trip up the hill until next spring. Field Trip:  SPI/USFS Power Fire Reforestation SPI and Forest Service will highlight on[...]

Upcoming Related Meetings & Events

Oct
24
Tue
10:00 am SCALE webinar on the Forest Resi...
SCALE webinar on the Forest Resi...
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
SCALE webinar on the Forest Resilience Bond
Register here:  https://scale.sierrainstitute.us/webinar-registration/
Oct
25
Wed
all-day Forestry Challenge
Forestry Challenge
Oct 25 – Oct 28 all-day
Forestry Challenge
Stewardship Through Education program; El Dorado Forestry Challenge, Wednesday through Saturday, October 25 to 28, 2017. MaryAnne Garamendi, retired teacher, manages the Stewardship Through Education Program (STE) for K-12 students in Calaveras and Amador Counties[...]
Oct
31
Tue
11:00 am The Work Finance Principle: Usin...
The Work Finance Principle: Usin...
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Work Finance Principle: Using New Financial Policy to Better Achieve Restoration Goals
You’re invited to join an upcoming peer learning session! During this session, Forest Service staff with experience implementing the Work Finance Principle will answer the following questions: “What is the Work Finance Principle?” “How is[...]
MOKELUMNE WATERSHED AVOIDED COST ANALYSIS: Why Sierra Fuel Treatments Make Economic Sense

MOKELUMNE WATERSHED AVOIDED COST ANALYSIS: Why Sierra Fuel Treatments Make Economic Sense

This study was prepared by The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the US Forest Service. The Sierra Nevada provides more than 60 percent of the developed water supply for California.
High-severity wildfire places this water supply at risk. The upper Mokelumne River watershed in
the central Sierra Nevada supplies drinking water to 1.3 million residents of the San Francisco Bay
Area and provides valuable goods and services, including but not limited to forest and agricultural
products, hydropower energy, recreation, wildlife habitat and carbon sequestration. Like other
Sierra Nevada and western watersheds, much of the Mokelumne watershed is at very high risk of
wildfire.

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Meadow Monitoring Field Day — Volunteer Opportunity!

Meadow Monitoring Field Day — Volunteer Opportunity!

You are invited to join the Forest Service and partners to help with a meadow restoration project at Thompson Meadow, located off Highway 4, about 20 miles east of Arnold. No experience is necessary. Forest service and UC Davis personnel will be on hand to provide training to volunteers. Background will be provided on meadow ecology and project design. The work will mainly consist of counting trees.

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How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

An article by LORI POTTINGER MAY 30, 2017, posted by Public Policy Institute of California

California’s mountain forests have been badly stressed by years of drought and fire suppression practices that encourage overly dense stands of trees. We talked to Scott Stephens―a forestry and wildfire expert at UC Berkeley and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network―about how unhealthy forests affect the watershed.

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IN THE NEWS


Please note:  The ACCG posts a variety of articles and links related to forest and community news on this site as a public service.  Those articles and links do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACCG or scientific consensus on specific forest issues.

National Forest Foundation Grant Opportunity

National Forest Foundation Grant Opportunity

Grant opportunity! Closes June 26th.
MAP is a nationally competitive grant program that provides federal funds for direct on-the-ground projects benefiting America’s National Forests and Grasslands. The program supports action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands. Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, universities and Native American tribes are eligible to apply.

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NRCS Announces New District Conservationist in Jackson

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bobette Parsons as the new district conservationist at the NRCS Local Partnership Office in Jackson, California. Parsons started her new role serving Amador, Calaveras and... read more
New Bio Manufacturing Plant in Valley Springs

New Bio Manufacturing Plant in Valley Springs

Valley Springs is being considered for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with the potential for 24 to 34 new jobs. The company takes dead, beetle‐infested trees and other salvageable forest materials and
turns them into a variety of manufactured products such as wood pellets, cat litter and garden and soil products.

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Alpine Biomass Committee April Meeting Summary

Alpine Biomass Committee April Meeting Summary

Alpine Biomass Committee meeting on April 4, 2017 at Turtle Rock Park was well attended with 21 members of the public and agencies present. The next meeting is set for Tuesday May 2nd at 6:00 pm at Turtle Rock Park.  The agenda is still being confirmed but we hope to... read more


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